Following a practice established in 2005, the watch trade reveals its finest aspect as greater than 50 manufacturers take part within the nice Solely Watch charity occasion. Below the Excessive Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and on the initiative of Luc Pettavino, this yr is the ninth version of the biennial charity public sale, whose goal is to lift funds for analysis towards Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Maybe essentially the most authentic watch within the line-up of fashions donated to the Solely Watch charity public sale 2021, F. P. Journe has outfitted a mannequin in his iconic Octa assortment with an automaton to energy the hand of time. Following the spectacular results of the model in 2019, with a CHF 1.8 million for this watch, the model reiterates for Solely Watch 2021 because the F.P. Journe FFC Blue sells for CHF 4,500,000, making it a brand new document for the model at public sale.
The spectacular F.P. Journe introduced on the event of Solely Watch 2021 is an Octa (which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this yr). It doesn’t characteristic conventional palms however as a substitute a big articulated human hand, proper in the midst of the watch, partly protecting its intricate mechanical motion. The cellular fingers of this automaton seem or disappear instantaneously to show the hours based on their place. The minutes will be learn at 12 o’clock due to a rotating pointer.
The F.P. Journe FFC Blue for Solely Watch 2021 is introduced in a 42mm tantalum case that is still surprisingly skinny (10.70mm) given the complexity of the motion. The automaton blue hand is pushed solely by the barrel of its computerized FFC 1300.3 calibre. Working at 21,600 vibrations per hour, it comes with 160 hours of energy reserve. The motion includes no fewer than 396 components and is seen by way of the exhibition caseback. The case is fabricated from 18k gold and superbly adorned within the distinctive Journe fashion. The 22k gold oscillating weight is engraved with Ambroise Paré (1509-1590) and F.F.Coppola.
Following the spectacular results of the ultimate version of the AP Royal Oak 15202, F.P. Journe additionally manages to lift spectacular funds for Solely Watch and the analysis towards Duchenne muscular dystrophy, because the watch reached CHF 4,500,000 and is now the costliest FPJ watch ever auctionned.
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